Program Starts: October 25th, 2021

The Design School Lagos Program aims to equip Lagos residents with graphic design, product design, and workplace skills while also creating the necessary exposure that is needed for them to launch their careers and earn income in the technology sector and beyond.

Implemented as part of the Lagos State Employability Support Project, the program is funded by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and it is implemented by NerdzFactory Company.

The goal of the program is to equip young people with design skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship and also connect them with economic opportunities while also helping businesses have access to skilled talent.

Program Details

  • 60%The program is 60% physical and 40% virtual.
  • More details will be sent to successful applicants.
  • 6 weeks: The training will run for 6weeks of intensive teaching and learning.
  • 21%Design Jobs are set to grow by 21 percent in 3 years.


  • Residing in Lagos
  • Between 18 and 35 years
  • Availability for the entire training duration
  • Post secondary education


  • 100% tuition scholarship
  • Training in graphics design
  • Training in product design
  • Soft skills training
  • Training allowance
  • Internship¬†placement for top-performing trainees
  • Mentorship



  • Design Elements, Design Principles & Design Thinking
  • Typography
  • Design Inspiration And Research
  • Designing Logos, Business Cards, Book Covers, Event Fliers, Movie Posters, E.T.C.
  • Pictures, Gradients & Professional Colour Schemes
  • Canva Masterclass


  • Introduction To UI/UX Design
  • Product (UI/UX) Design Using Figma
  • Research In Product Design
  • Iconography
  • Visual Hierarchy
  • Prototyping
  • Handoff


  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving And Critical Thinking
  • Building Your Project Portfolio
  • Monetizing Your Skill
  • Freelancing
  • Getting Your First Design Job
  • Starting Your Business

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the USADF/LSETF Design School Lagos Program 2021

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